Owners of wooden houses need to be prepared for the fact that plasterboard floors can become unusable over time. Therefore, in order to ensure such products a longer service life, it is necessary to understand what causes their deterioration. And if this can be understood, then correct the situation is quite possible!
Because of what, this type of finish remains popular.
Sheathing a log home with material such as drywall is quite popular for the following reasons:
- quite a simple way of installation;
- low material costs for a complex of similar works and for the purchase of necessary components;
- convenience in terms of the choice of various types of plaster, which is used in this process.
Of course, gypsum plasterboard will be suitable as a finishing material for a wooden house, but if you choose it on it, then certain problems may arise in the future. They are connected with the fact that this element, by its properties, in some situations does not quite fit the environment. And such an environment gradually leads to deformation and destruction and deformation of drywall.
There are not so many reasons why the composition of the finishing material can be subject to serious changes. The increased risk of breakdown of drywall in wooden houses is due to:
- sharp temperature fluctuations (this can be most affected by partitions located near the kitchen or bathroom);
- excessive exposure to moisture;
- due to any mechanical damage associated with careless handling.
Why drywall should be carefully protected from mechanical damage
This material has never been particularly durable (its advantages are plasticity and lightness). Therefore, drywall belongs to the category of rather soft components, which it is desirable to handle with care. After all, its structure is capable of damaging even a relatively small mechanical impact (for example, the impact of a heavy object).
In no case should you hammer nails into a wall made of drywall, this can lead to its breakdown (the material can simply crumble).
Of course, certain objects can still be placed on such a wall, but here you have to calculate yourself what kind of load the structure can withstand. According to theory, 1 square. m of drywall walls holds the item up to 50 kg, therefore, this norm should not be exceeded.
Although gypsum plasterboard is a “frequent guest” in wooden houses, you have to carefully monitor its condition and take certain measures so as not to overload the material.
However, we can say for sure that if dampness is present in the house, then using this component is not entirely advisable, because not only is the fungus able to appear on it on moisture, but the structure of the element will rot and break with time!